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Show your HDFK!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by 91bravo, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    We used to go to the gym together all the time. She would lift free weights with me too! But then, I had to go jump on the treadmill with her for at least a few miles. I hate running by the way...
     
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Keepers, for sure... I mean both of you, for each other :)
     
  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I've been trying to get here to join here, but she's a mod on another forum and that takes up all her surfing time.
     
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  4. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2008
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  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
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  6. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Very nice indeed, Congratulations:thumbsup::D
     
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  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Mine's camouflagey, blends right in ;)

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    ~Chip
     
  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Oh yeah, milled some slots in the sheath for easy velcro attachment :) I wish sheath manufacturers would think of this stuff.

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    ~Chip
     
  9. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
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  10. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    137
    Mar 31, 2008
    yes you can! :thumbsup:
     
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  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    OK, this has been long promised and past due (say like 2 weekends ago!). However since none of you wealthy folks had paid me to do it right away, I'll do it on my own time and dime :D

    There are 3 of the Palms (as one is shown) with overgrown limbs ranging anywhere from 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches in stem breadth to be cut off, before the bark dries off to be pulled off easily when dry. So I thought to myself, OK; I've gotta get rid of these PITA branches blocking my view which also provide a conduit for friggin ants to get on the structure, as if they need another easily accessible route to get in :rolleyes:

    Plus, chopping fresh palms limbs and de-leafing (is this even a word?) provides great practice for building and providing a roof if in a tropical kinda setting. My HDFK-D3V easily just chopped the palms when I was swinging in a chopping motion from 6-8 inches away just with a wrist flick but from 3-4 inches away it did not cut cleanly through with the thicker ones but it was a breeze even close up with the thinner limbs. It easily just sliced through the leafs like removes cooked corn from its cob with a sharp knife and I had no real difficulties slicing through the limbs 1/2 or 1/3 way through for clean up / putting in the garden recycling bin (I cut more than the pictures shows as you may note from the bin!). All in all like 15 minutes and 5 minutes for washing the HDFK, clean up, dry and applying a thin coat of mineral oil for maintenance. Afterwards on the photocopy payer test (sorry couldn't find a phone book immediately) again it breezed through with the grain and very slight snagging (no tearing though) against the grain which I'm certain some stropping would've been ample to take care of it :thumbsup:

    It is currently 91 degrees and dry in here (San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, CA) and yes I tend to wear a glove (sz L) since I accidentally almost lopped off my left index finger about a year and 1/2 ago! When it comes to lethally sharp and heavy blades, my hands scream: "no gloving = no loving" ;)

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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    You sure showed those palm trees a thing or two...
     
  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Took me bloody twice as long to write it up, upload and resize the photos as it took me to chop, to cut and to clean up :D
     
  15. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Ha ha! Sometimes it takes twice as long to wash the dishes than it does to cook....but it's all good in the end!
     
  16. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Can I like this post twice??!! Slots are so functional and about the only maker that adds them regularly that I've come across is Kiah. Maybe someday we'll see a CPK in Kiahdex.

    Can I ask how you did it so cleanly with the sheath assembled already?

    Dave
     
  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks for the kind words:)

    Nothing to special, I just used a nice, sharp end mill. Fixturing was trickier, I wound up putting a piece of wood in the vice on the mill and using some drywall screws through the eyelets to hold the sheath to the wood.

    ~Chip
     
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  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012

    Very cool! That makes sense, I can picture in my head how it could be done that way. Thank you!
     
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  19. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    My Gawd...those scales!
     
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  20. MarriedTheMedic

    MarriedTheMedic Basic Member Basic Member

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    Oct 7, 2017

    Who, me? :D


    What did that poor palm tree do to you?

    Nice write-up and pics!
     
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